su-to-root(1) should support lxsudo(1) & friends

Bug #1823709 reported by Brian Foster on 2019-04-08
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Bug Description

The su-to-root script has a limited selection of "known" su(1)/sudo(1) front-ends.
A missing front-end is lxqt-sudo(1), i.e., lxsudo(1) and lxsu(1), which would seem
to be a "natural fix" for LXqt as used by Lubuntu 18.10 (cosmic).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.10
Package: menu 2.1.47ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.18.0-17.18-generic 4.18.20
Uname: Linux 4.18.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu13.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: LXQt
Date: Mon Apr 8 13:49:31 2019
InstallationDate: Installed on 2019-02-25 (41 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" - Release amd64 (20181017.2)
SourcePackage: menu
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Brian Foster (blfoster) wrote :
Brian Foster (blfoster) wrote :

CORRECTION: Apologies, I just realised (when attempting to modify su-to-root)
that lxsudo(1) & friends can only become superuser "root"; an arbitrary user
is not supported. Despite the name, su-to-root can become an arbitrary user;
i.e., it is not restricted to superuser "root". Hence, at least in Cosmic,
su-to-root "cannot" use lxsudo &tc.

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